We ended out the week with a rescheduled Messianic Passover Seder. We had planned this remembrance/celebration for Good Friday, but due to my girls being sick, had to reschedule. I had found a free, very informative Messanic Passover Seder booklet online. It was quite long, however, so I simplified it a bit and created some hands on activities to better engage and involve the children in this ancient tradition and as a means to connect it to the Last Supper (a Jewish Passover Seder) Jesus shared with His disciples, and the symbolism of Jesus being the Passover Lamb of God. We didn't get through the whole liturgy, but regardless, it proved to be a really special night shared with friends and family, and perhaps, a tradition we will continue in the future.
"Look at the birds; God feeds them.
Look at the flowers; God clothes them in beauty.
If God cares for the birds and the flowers,
how much more will He care for you!
LETTER OF THE WEEK: Bb
ART CONNECTION: Colored Craft Stick Flowers
CRAFTY CORNER: Birdseed Cookies
I was hoping for a nice day, and on Thursday, we got it! This was a perfect day to do this rather messy project outside. Using 1 cup of hot water, 2 gelatin packets and 2 cups of birdseed, the gang worked together to create a birdseed paste. June Bug cutely, said, "Mama- listen to the birds. They are singing because they really want our cookies!" Perhaps, perhaps...
Each child took a turn filling in one of the cookie cutters with the birdseed paste. These took about a day and a half to fully dry enough to be removed from the cookie cutters and hung on branches of our trees/bushes for the birds to enjoy.
MATH CONNECTION: Counting Blooming Buttons
MONTESSORI- INSPIRED WORK BOXES
I pulled out the lacing bead bin again in celebration of the Letter B. This is always a favorite activity of all the girls. Even Roo has begun to get the concept of lacing and not just dumping the bin and tossing around the beads. Fun to see! :-)
Melissa and Doug Cube Puzzles
Have you ever tried these puzzles? They are hard! At least for this spatial-reasoning challenged gal! Jeepers! This was definitely a work box we all had to work together on. It was fun though trying to find the fragmented pieces of each farm animal on the cubes and then trying to put the pieces into place. Fun...but very challenging!